New treatments reason for quicker Covid-19 recovery, UPMC doctors say

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Doctors at UPMC say Covid-19 patients are getting better faster — all because of new treatments.

Recent data from an international UPMC trial shows a steroid reduces the odds of death or duration someone spends on life support.

Doctors say Covid-19 testing is up, but the positivity rate is only slightly higher than in the spring.
Death rates are trending down and daily discharges outpacing hospitalizations.

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